Kyrie McCauley grew up in rural Pennsylvania, climbing trees in dresses and reading books during class. She is the author of If These Wings Could Fly, recipient of the 2021 William C. Morris Award, and We Can Be Heroes, releasing in Fall 2021. Kyrie holds a Master of Science in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked in advocacy and development for non-profit organizations. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her family, three rescue cats, and a dog that eats books and is never sorry. She can be found at kyriemmccauley.com and @kyriemccauley on Twitter and Instagram.